Facts About Tile Roofs

When it comes to selecting a suitable roof for your building, there are a lot of options to choose from. It doesn’t matter if you are working with a tight or robust budget; there is a type of roof that will match your budget. Expert builders opt for tile roof for a number of reasons. For starters, they work perfectly with any kind of building be it residential or industrial.  

Tile roofing has been a popular method of roofing buildings right from the early Neolithic times and is still widely used in building construction up to date. Real estate developers and contractors prefer to utilize tile roofing in roofing their buildings for a number of reasons including  

 Tile roofs are durable 

When you are looking to select suitable roofing for your building, one factor you need to consider is how durable the roofing is. Tile roofs offer a long lasting solution to your roofing needs. There are century-old tile roofs that are still hanging on top of buildings around the world.  

  They are fire resistant   

Made from concrete and clay, tile roofs are able to withstand Class A fire. Compared to other forms of roofing, tile roofs can withstand a great deal of fire which is one of the main reasons why it is the widely preferred roofing choice by builders and developers.  

  Can withstand adverse weather conditions  

Tiles are mostly designed to be able to withstand high winds. They have an extra layer of shield that is inbuilt in the tiles themselves that provides a strong outer shell which is impenetrable to high winds. Clay and concrete tiles are also designed to be able to withstand damage from hailstones. Before installing tiles on roofs, they are tested to ensure that they meet the industry requirements.  

 They are sustainable  

Compared to other types of roofs, Tile Roofs save you a lot of money in the long run. They require little to no maintenance and as a result, have the lowest life-cycle cost.  


Tile Roofs are made from naturally available materials and as such do not need any form of added chemicals or preservatives that may be harmful to the environment. Usually made from either clay or concrete or a combination of both, they can be easily recycled which also guarantees that reserves of the natural materials used in its manufacture won’t be depleted.  

  Provides natural air ventilation  

 Tile Roofs are designed in such a way that air can pass through which aids in heat transfer between the outside environment and inside the building. This helps in making the building warmer during winter and cooler in the summer.  

  Easy to install  

 When you use a trained professional installer, tile roofs are the easiest roofing system to install compared to the others.  

  Available in a variety of colors 

Clay and concrete tiles are made in a variety of colors. They are available in dark, light or multi-colored which makes it easy to match your roofing with the color on the exterior of your building.  

 Increases the value of a property  

Buildings with Tile roofs sell faster than those with other types of roofs and in addition, they also increase the value of a property due to their outstanding qualities.

Roofing Designs for Your New Home

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If you are looking for a new roof design for your new or existing home, enjoy this video:

As you can see, there are endless options when it comes to roof designs. When designing a roof, we take into consideration everything from the style of the home, the paint color, the siding material, and the location.

  • Style: The style of your home will determine what type of shingles we use as well as the slope and other details for a home that is not built yet. You wouldn’t want a ranch style roof with a modern looking home, now would you?
  • Paint Color: The paint color of your home can change, yes, but the current color will narrow down the different colors we will use for your shingles. Certain shingles are only available in certain shades. If you have a brightly colored home, you may want a roof that compliments that color, while neutral colored roof shingles will match many different shades if you plan to change your homes paint color regularly.
  • Siding Material: When you have a home with wood siding, certain roof styles will compliment this. If you have a home with stone or brick, we will recommend a different style of roof accordingly.
  • Location: This is perhaps the most important element of them all. When we look into types of roofing materials, we always take into consideration the weather conditions of the home’s specific location. Hurricanes, snowfall, and frequency of wind, rain, and hail are all big factors to take into account when planning out any roof design.

Which type of roof should you select for your new home?

One of the main challenges when building a new home is selecting the type of roof to use. It doesn’t matter if you are building a small home or an edifice; you need a quality roof to protect you and your family from the elements.  

Given the different types of roofing system available in the market, selecting one might be a bit of a problem if you don’t know much about roofs or buildings in general. While it is advisable to seek the services of a roofing expert or a building consultant, you can also be able to make the decision on which type of roof to use for your building if you know what to look out for when looking for the best roof for your building.  

 When looking to buy a roof for your building, you need to  

 Know the different types of roofing system available.  

It will be a lot easier to pick a suitable roof for your building if you know the options available to choose from. There are different types of roofing system available depending on the material used and they include asphalt, metal, plastic polymer, clay tile, concrete tile, wood, and slate.  

 Know the type of roofing allowed by your local code.  

It is advisable that you consult with the right authorities when looking to roof your home to know the type of roofing that is allowed in the community. Areas prone to high winds will normally opt for asphalt or tile roofs due to their durable nature and ability to withstand adverse weather conditions.  

Ensure you use eco-friendly material  

Using eco-friendly materials in roofing your home will help in conserving the environment. This is because; you will be using materials that are easily recyclable and free from chemicals and other components that may be harmful to the environment. Roofs made from clay or concrete tiles, slate, and wood are eco-friendly.  

Pick a roof that matches the style of your house.  

The roof of your house can be a nice way to compliment the beauty of your home, and so you need to keep in mind that you need to pick a roofing system that will fit the style of your home.  


Can it withstand the elements?  

By the elements, I mean adverse weather such as hails and strong winds and also natural disasters such as fire. This is very important because you cannot predict the outcome of the weather or occurrence of a fire outbreak and as such, it is important that you are prepared for the worst. With a roof that is able to withstand the elements, you can sleep with both eyes closed in the middle of the night when your building is hit with high winds.  

 The price of Installation  

Of course, it’s only right that you choose a roof that matches your budget and knowing the cost of installation of the different roofs available can help in making the decision. While the cost of installation varies from roof to roof depending on the type of material, it is advisable that when looking for the best roof for your home, you don’t opt for price over quality. Get quotations from different installers, and make your comparison to decide on which to settle for.  

Once you are able to know what to look out for when looking for a suitable roof for your home, it becomes easy to make the decision on which type of roof to use for your new home.